How the internet tricks you out of privacy using 'dark patterns' of design

Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 01/05/2018 20:54

The padlock is the internet's talisman of privacy and safety.

It's in the corner of your browser when you have a secure website connection. It appears on a Twitter protected profile. It indicates where to find Facebook's privacy settings.

But in the words of Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride, "I do not think it means what you think it means".
http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-04-30/how-the-internet-tricks-you-out-of-privacy-deceptive-design/9676708

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